The 9 Beats Collective: Rozella Haydée White

The 9 Beats Collective: Rozella Haydée White

Rozella is a coach, creator, and consultant. She currently serves as the Houston City director for Mission Year, an organisation committed to walking with young adults as they fall in love with Jesus and the city, come alive in their gifts and purpose, build community across dividing lines and become advocates for God’s justice in our neighbourhoods and world.

She is a consultant with LEAD, a leadership development organisation focused on empowering Christian leaders, transforming faith communities and influencing the world. Rozella previously served as the Director for Young Adult Ministry for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Rozella began blogging about her experience with major depressive disorder and generalised anxiety disorder in 2012. Her blog, Embracing My Shadow, began as an attempt to publicly share about her struggles and her journey of self-discovery.

She is also the founder of Sacred Travel Journeys, a soon-to-be non-profit organisation striving to foster awareness, peace and love through travel journeys that transform the soul.
————————————————- The 9 Beats Collective has come together to make a soundscape of songs, instrumentals and spoken word that explores the ancient wisdom known as the Beatitudes. These words speak about another world being possible, another way of being human: in these turbulent times, could they actually offer us steps to a new reality? The 9 Beats Collective explores these powerful notions – and presents them back to the culture around us through music and art.

“The arts and theology and spiritual formation are really great conversation partners because…we’re invited to question the assumptions of the systems that we are part of…They point out that the emperor has no clothes on and then invoke the possibility of newness to come…There’s a longing inside of us for another world, something better than what’s here right now…The Beatitudes invite us into that possibility and say there is a new way to be human, another world is possible.” [Mark Scandrette, author and speaker]